Bob Dorough, Jazzman With a Hit Kid-Music Series, Dies at 94

Mr. Dorough worked with Miles Davis and many others, but he’s best known for his songs for the educational cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock!”

Van Morrison Would Rather Play Jazz Than Talk About It

The musician’s new album, “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” is his second release fully steeped in jazz. His favorite thing about it: “the spontaneity.”

Playlist: The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Ariana Grande’s first new music since the Manchester attack, Taylor Swift on a Sugarland tune and the other tracks that caught our critics’ attention this week.

20 Years of Jazz Concerts, Heading to Harlem

The Jazz and Blues Art Box collection, with 230 concerts and 96 interviews from the Bern jazz festival, is a gift to the Schomburg Center, a New York library branch.

Nathan Davis, Jazz Saxophonist and Educator, Is Dead at 81

The founding director of the University of Pittsburgh’s jazz studies program, he helped establish a place for African-American music in the academy.

Hot Jazz in a Veterans Club Basement in Harlem

Musicians and fans mourned the death last winter of Seleno Clarke, a jazz organist who founded the Harlem Groove Band. But the group’s Sunday concerts are still very much happening.

Review: American Composers Orchestra Brings Jazz to Classical, Effortlessly

More than half of Friday’s program was devoted to world premieres by composers with backgrounds in jazz performance — a practice that should be more common.

Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89

An uncompromising artist, Mr. Taylor argued against reductive definitions of what a musician of his training and background could or should do.